Dukto R6 is an open source, multi-platform LAN file transfer tool, useful to transfer files form one computer to another without having to worry about configurations, operating systems, clients, servers and so on.Dukto R6 in Ubuntu 14.04Dukto doesn’t require any configuration: simply install it on the machines you want to transfer files from/to, launch the application and that’s it. The application will automatically display all the computers in your local area network running Dukto and you can start transferring files.By default, the files you receive are saved in your home folder but you can change that from the Dukto settings.Besides being able to transfer files and folders on your LAN, Dukto also supports sending text snippets so for instance you can easily send a link from one computer to another in your LAN.Officially, Dukto is available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X but there are also some unofficial ports for iOS, Blackberry, Android or Maemo.Dukto on AndroidDukto R6 features:supports sending and receiving files or folders as well as text snippets on your LAN;multi-platform;multi-transfer support;zero configuration;clients auto-discovery;transfers log;shows your IP addresses on the IP connection page;full Unicode support;Windows 7 taskbar integration with progress and transfer indicator;Metro style UI with configurable
Peter Ryzhenkov has announced the release of Point Linux 2.3, an updated build of the project’s desktop Linux distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux 7.4 and featuring the MATE 1.4 desktop environment: “These release notes for Point Linux 2.3 (taya) provide an overview of the release and document the….
AMD has launched the Radeon R9 280 graphics card, but don’t get too excited just yet…
The final version of Linux Mint Debian 201403, a new update in the Mint family, has been announced and it’s now ready for download.
This edition of Linux Mint had a very short incubation period and, after only one development release, the final version has been made available for download.
Calling it a final version might be a bit of a stretch because Linux Mint Debian serves only one purpose, to provide the Mint operating system running on Debian testing, rath… (read more)
The team that develops the MATE desktop environment has announced that a new stable version has been released, 1.8, featuring a large number of changes and improvements.
The MATE desktop has been forked from GNOME 2.x to address the disappearance of the classic desktop that was present for so many years on numerous operating systems.
When the GNOME development team decided to completely change the way that GNOME 3 looked and functioned, as opposed to GNOME 2.x, a grou… (read more)
The KDE Community has announced that KDE Frameworks 5 Alpha 2 has been released, which marks another step towards the end of the old KDE Platform 4.
A new development version of KDE Frameworks 5 has been released, but there is nothing too spectacular about it. A lot of smaller changes have been implemented, but the most notable features are the work that’s being done for Mac OS X and the implementation of Wayland.
According to the developers, kprintutils has been ditc… (read more)
The final version of Salix 14.1, a GNU/Linux distribution based on Slackware that is simple, fast, easy to use, and based on the Xfce desktop environment, has been released after a couple of development versions.
The development of Salix 14.1 moved fairly quickly and the final version is now available for download. It comes with a lot of new features, and one of the most important is the support for (U)EFI-enabled systems.
The 64-bit installer has received some impro… (read more)
XBMC 13.0 Beta 1, an open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media that is available for multiple platforms, has finally arrived after a long wait.
After more than a year of work, the developers of XBMC have released the first Beta in the new 13.x branch. It has been dubbed “Gotham” and it’s probably one of the biggest releases so far.
XBMC media player is being used by a lot of other companies and development teams for th… (read more)
Vendetta Online, an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) from Guild Software Inc., is now at version 1.8.282, bringing more balancing changes and fixes.
In Vendetta Online, thousands of people can play together in a persistent universe. This is yet another major update that brings even more balancing changes and even support for Sony gamepads.
The principle of the game is very similar with Eve Online. Players take the role of pilots in a huge univer… (read more)
Yesterday on Phoronix I published results showing the Radeon Gallium3D performance getting close to Catalyst for the Radeon HD 5000 series and newer GPUs that are supported by the mainline Catalyst driver. On the open-source side the hardware is supported by the R600 and RadeonSI (for the GCN hardware) Gallium3D drivers. Yesterday’s results showed that on Ubuntu 14.04 for many OpenGL workloads the R600/RadeonSI Gallium3D drivers were now ~80% the speed of the proprietary Catalyst driver in many instances. While this is a great feat, how does it stand for older generations of AMD Radeon hardware? In this article are Radeon HD 4870 benchmarks looking at the performance of the open-source AMD Linux driver over three years of Ubuntu Linux releases and compared to the legacy Catalyst driver from 2011.
Valve has just released a new Beta version for its Steam for Linux client, featuring a lot of fixes and changes for all the different aspects of the application.
When a development version garners sufficient changes, Valve promotes it to stable and the work for the next beta starts almost immediately. The new Beta branch is rather new and the developers are pushing a lot of changes and improvements.
One of the most important problems that have been tackled in the upda… (read more)
NVIDIA has just announced the immediate availability for download of a new Beta version of its graphics driver for Linux operating systems, 334.21, which arrives just in time to provide much needed support for a number of new GPUs.
The new Linux display driver, 334.21, has been released mostly to provide support for the new GeForce GTX 750 Ti, GeForce GTX 750, GeForce GTX 745, and GeForce GTX TITAN Black.
Besides the large number of supported GPUs, the developers have… (read more)
Today’s news scan turned up several interesting entries. First up is Linux.com’s piece highlighting three key moments in Linux history. A new Scientific Linux review is out. Two KDE release announcements were posted. OMG!Ubuntu! has a list of seven features you’re going to love in Ubuntu 14.04. A new Linux bug is wreaking havoc. And finally, friends don’t let friends operate Windows. Aseem Sharma today identified "three events that moved Linux forward." He writes considering where Linux is today, with all the mission critical systems relying upon Linux, there are perhaps a few people we should remember not to forget. He first says, "We should thank people like Richard Stallman, Bob Young, and Linus Torvalds; companies like Red Hat and Canonical; and organizations like the Linux Foundation for creating and supporting the Linux operating system." Then he lists the "three vital events [that] played an important role" in Linux climb to greatness. Of course he begins with Linus, but you’ll have to go there to see the rest. Old friend Dedoimedo.com published a review of Scientific Linux 6.5 yesterday. He says Scientific Linux is "a solution for those who seek absolutely stability and reliability plus long-term support and care less
Intel’s Mesa DRI driver on Linux has picked up support for another OpenGL 4 extension, but for now at least the hardware support is limited to the yet-to-be-released Broadwell…
Lucas C. Villa Real has announced that the beta release of GoboLinux 015 is now ready for testing. GoboLinux is a distribution that attempts to redefine the entire file system hierarchy by placing applications into their own directories. From the release announcement: “It is with pleasure that I….
Alexander Tratsevskiy has announced the availability of Calculate Linux 13.11.1, an updated release of the project’s Gentoo-based distribution with separate editions for desktops (with KDE or Xfce), servers and media centres: “We are happy to announce the release of Calculate Linux 13.11.1. Major changes: big updates (Linux kernel….
qBittorrent is a bittorrent client for Linux, MAC OS X and Microsoft Windows platforms. A new release is available to download, it brings some bug fixes and a minor change to the toolbar. Check the changelog and download options for qBittorrent version 3.1.9 down below.
BUGFIX: Fix nox build. Closes #1368 (bob23450)
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After nearly one year of development, MATE 1.8 has been released as the latest version of its GNOME2-forked desktop…